The Chapel

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Romantic, vibrant chapel slap bang in the Slaughters – explore pubs and idyllic villages, head home to your walled garden and sip G&Ts…


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


One of the most picturesque spots in the Cotswolds – people come from afar to see the burbling stream and you need only open the door and it’s there! Rachel and David have transformed a Methodist chapel into the sleekest, snuggest of boltholes complete with glass mezzanine. None of your boring beige inside – instead, bright colours, modern art, David’s hand-crafted furniture and light streaming in through windows onto both levels. Downstairs a neat kitchen in bright azure and everything needed to rustle up a romantic supper; dine at a turquoise table, sink into the corner sofa and light up the wood-burner for cosy evenings. Steps (not for the less than nimble) head up to the mezzanine floor – mostly vast white bed with a slip of a wet room on the side. Walk to the pub, head out on walks and bike rides from the door. If you need to get out of the bubble (and you might, there’s no such thing as a supermarket here!) Cheltenham is 25 minutes for shops, races, jazz and literary festivals. Next door River Barn sleeps two (plus two little ones) so take both spaces if you want to come with friends – the flowery, sunny gardens connect.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Pubs/restaurants 15-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
2-night stay, £250
1 House for 2
From £791 bedroom


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rachel Murphy

  • The Chapel is a tiny Methodist chapel built in 1805. Its situation is unbeatable, in the most picturesque spot in the one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds.
  • You can spend many happy hours just sitting on one of the old stone bridges straddling the River Eye, paddling in the stream and relaxing in this beautiful tranquil place, surrounded by honey coloured cottages & rolling hills with lovely walks.
  • The village is close to the market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold & Bourton-on-the-Water, and in an area with many good pubs and fine restaurants. Whatever your pursuit of choice, from racing to cycling or visiting Cotswold gardens, all are on your doorstep.